Just as I had hoped, I have great news to report today about our successful weekend of painting. It would be almost impossible for me to describe to you how much I dislike painting, so for me to call the weekend successful is a pretty big deal. After mulling over what makes painting less miserable, here's what I came up with:
The Right Painting Partner. And no, I'm sorry, but you cannot borrow mine. Steve did way more than half the work and kept on painting while I did stuff like get lunch together and put away laundry. It was great to have a few small breaks, while knowing that we were still making progress!
We sat on the floor and watched a movie while we ate and it was so much fun that I almost forgot that we'd been painting all day. And that we still had more to do.
But now the brushes have all been washed and we are done for reals and that is the best part of any painting project.